The name ‘Gould’ originates from England. It is a variant from the old English personal name ‘Gouda’, (or the feminine ‘Golde’) which persisted in to the Middle Ages as a given name. The name was in part a byname from ‘gold’ and in parts a short form of the various compound names with that first element. Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Gould’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the 13th century were a ‘Adam Gold’, from the county of Oxfordshire, England, is recorded on the Hundred Rolls in 1273. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definitely determined but Information extracted from Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that one of the first settlers was a certain ‘Zacheus Gould’, aged 38, from Hampshire, England. He immigrated to North America in 1636, and settled in Ipswich, Massachusetts. ‘Lyttleton Bowen Purnell Gould’, of Nororton, Connecticut, was President of the Gould Reality and Security Company. He served in the Great War as a Lieutenant in the… Coat of arms: Or a lion r…
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